About two years ago, I decided to limit the amount of policy advocacy I do around here and to focus mostly on forecasting. As I usually put it, I like write about what will happen and what policy makers will do rather than about what should happen and what policy makers should do. There are a lot of reasons for taking this tack but the chief one amongst them is that in times of crisis we as investors, business people and citizens care a lot more about the 'will' than the 'should'.
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.